Kawasaki Ninja 300 Sales At Par With Apache RR 310 In May
A significant drop in price and incremental updates over the past year seems to have done the trick for the Ninja 300
- Kawasaki sold 174 units of the Ninja 300, while TVS sold 175 units of the Apache RR 310 in May.
- Significant price reduction might have helped boost the sales of the Ninja 300.
- The Apache RR 310’s sale has been on a steady decline ever since its launch.
- TVS recently updated the Apache RR 310 with slipper clutch.
In an interesting turn of events, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 has caught up with the TVS Apache RR 310! And no, we are not talking about performance numbers. As per the latest sales report, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 has almost equalled the sales of the RR 310 for the month of May.
The Japanese bike maker sold 174 units of the Ninja 300 in the month of May alone. For perspective, the firm sold a mere two units in the same month, last year. This is a growth of a whopping 8600 per cent YoY! This can be down to the Rs 62,000 price cut the motorcycle received last year, bringing down the price from Rs 3.6 lakh to 2.98 lakh (both ex-showroom Delhi).
Kawasaki was able to do this by heavily localising majority of the components. Apart from the Ninja’s motor and the chassis, which are imported from Thailand, everything else including the body panels have been manufactured here.
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On the other hand, the TVS Apache RR 310 has gone the opposite route. The motorcycle was initially launched at Rs 2.05 lakh, back in December 2017. Since then, it has seen a steady price hike and now retails for Rs 2.27 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi). This puts it dangerously close to the KTM RC 390, which offers a better value for money proposition. Not surprisingly then, sales have gone down from 595 units in May last year to 175 units last month. The firm also recently updated the RR 310, in a bid to rev up the sales figures. Whether it will work or not, remains to be seen.
If things continue in a similar fashion, we expect the Ninja 300 to outsell the flagship Apache by quite a margin in the coming months.
Source - AutoPanditz